Imberhorne Sports Hall, Imberhorne Lane

Imberhorne School are pleased to be hosting the East Grinstead Careers Fair this year on Thursday 5th March.  

The fair is recommended for all students and their parents in Years 9 - 13. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

If any parent/carer works for a company or organisation that would like to be involved with the careers fair, please contact



We encourage our students to stay in touch with us after leaving Imberhorne, where they go and what they go onto achieve is of great interest to us and becomes an inspiration to others

In recent weeks we have heard from three ex-students who are all undertaking different challenges... Click here to read about them!




Monday 23rd March 7pm

Tuesday 24th March 7pm

Chequer Mead Theatre


The ‘IDANCE 2015’ show is a wonderful celebration of dance throughout the school and is now rapidly approaching.

Tickets for the main performances are available to purchase directly from the Chequer Mead Box Office:
Tel: 01342 302000

Tickets: £12 adult, £10 child, OAP/CMF £8, Imberhorne Students £6




We are delighted to be able to share recently published  information from the School Performance Tables with parents.  We are very proud of the many wonderful achievements of our students and pleased that so many have been able to use their impressive academic performance to help them take the next step on their educational journey.

Many will be aware that there were considerable changes made to examinations last year and, very importantly, to the way they are counted by the Department for Education (DfE) with numerous discounting rules that make some published information very difficult to interpret.  This was recognised by the DfE themselves warning that the results in 2014 were difficult to compare with other years.  The changes made to counting qualifications in these tables do not reflect the students’ actual results.  We have therefore chosen to publish the School Performance Tables here  - we believe that the results shown in these tables accurately portray our students' achievements.

We are committed to putting students’ needs first and this has always underpinned our philosophy as a school.  We ensure that our curriculum offers the most appropriate programmes of study for our students placing their future progress and achievement above all else.



As we enter the winter period we would like to share information about how we communicate with parents in the event of poor weather particularly heavy snow that disrupts travel.

Our priority at all times is to keep students safe and to keep school open, if it is safe to do so. Many students travel to school by public transport, particularly buses, and there are occasions when some of the roads they travel on are made very hazardous by heavy snow and ice. On such occasions we are usually advised by the bus companies that their buses cannot transport students safely, we are then obliged to consider whether we can open the school knowing that students and staff are unlikely to be able to access the sites. In the event of extremely poor weather that decision will always be made at the earliest opportunity.

Information about school closure will always be posted on our school website. If the website is down we will then post information on our school facebook page.

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23rd February - 6th March

Revision Guides for a number of subjects, as well as the assessment timetable, can be found here.



Are you considering, or do you know someone who is considering, teacher training?

If so, you might be interested in this forthcoming teacher training event...

Train to Teach Roadshow
Holiday Inn, Brighton
10th March, 5-8pm



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The first issue of ImberNews, the school newspaper produced by KS3 students, is available. To see it click here.



The second session will take place at Windmill Lane on Wednesday 15th April 2015.

When attending this programme please ensure that your daughter has had breakfast that morning and any missed session will be caught up at the Community Health Clinic.



Lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments during the school day at Imberhorne. For drums, piano, and guitar lessons fill out the school application form and for singing, brass, woodwind, strings and guitar go through the West Sussex Music. Please note that guitar is taught both by our school teacher and through county.
If you would like your son or daughter to have lessons see this letter for full details.



Our aim is to ensure the personal, social and educational integration of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) so that they receive a broad and balanced curriculum. We address the needs of all students in order for them to achieve their full potential.  There is therefore a need to provide a curriculum and support appropriate for all. 

Please see the attached document here to find out more about SEN provision in the school.



Please note that the school entrance from Dorset Avenue is only intended for pedestrian access.  We cannot accommodate cars being parked in this road since it causes real congestion and has a significant impact on local residents.

We are requesting that our community police officer visits Dorset Avenue at the beginning and end of the school day to help ensure that the entrance is kept free of congestion.



Financial Support from the school

The school receives dedicated additional funding to support the education and welfare of disadvantaged and vulnerable students.

Some of this funding is used to provide additional staffing that supports the learning, progress and wellbeing of these students.

The funding is also used to provide a range of financial support that may include:

  • Help to meet the cost of school trips
  • Help to meet the cost of learning resources, such as revision guides and text books
  • Help to meet the cost of uniform
  • Help to meet the cost of different types of tuition (music tuition, learning support etc.)

Largely the funding is directed towards students in receipt of free school meals, or those who have previously been eligible for free school meals. We do however look at each case or request independently.

If you think you need such support please contact us in confidence. In the first instance please contact our school Bursar, Mrs J Cooper either by telephone, through the main school switchboard, or by email –

Friday, 6th March
Year 8 Assessment Fortnight
Year 12 English Literature Somme trip
Monday, 9th March
Year 7 Mentoring week
09:00 -  Year 11 GCSE Drama dress rehearsals all day
Tuesday, 10th March
Year 7 Mentoring week
09:00 -  Year 11 GCSE Drama dress rehearsals all day
Wednesday, 11th March
Year 7 Mentoring week
Tanzanian visitors here
09:00 -  Year 11 GCSE Drama practical moderation
17:00 -  Year 11 GCSE Drama Practical assessments
Thursday, 12th March
Year 7 Mentoring week
Tanzanian visitors here
Governors meeting (18:00)
17:00 -  Year 11 GCSE Drama Practical assessments


Monday 2nd March
U14 Football County Cup semi final at Hazlewick 1.30 start
Tuesday 3rd
U13 Rugby 7's at Oathall
6th Form Netball v St Bede's (H) 3.15 start
Wednesday 4th
KS4 6-a-side Cricket at Weald
U14 Football (L) v Oathall (A) 3.30pm start (astro)
Thursday 5th
U13 Rugby v Downlands (A) District Cup quarter final
Cross Country at Christ's Hospital (Boys and Girls)
Tuesday 10th
Years 7 & 8 Cross Country at Worth 2.30 start
Wednesday 11th
Year 7 Netball at WP 3.30 start
Year 11 Basketball v Michael Hall
U14 Football District Cup semi home v Forest 2pm start
Thursday 12th
Year 8 Girls End of Season Netball at St Paul's 4pm start



If you have any unwanted football boots or trainers the KS3 P.E. Department would be very grateful for them.



Spring Term 2015
Monday 5th January - Friday 27th March
INSET Day: Friday 13th February
Half term: Monday 16th February - Friday 20th February

Summer Term 2015
Monday 13th April - Wednesday 22nd July
INSET Day: Monday 20th April
Half term: Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May



If you wish to enquire about the hire of our facilities please contact Jan Kirby by email, on, or in person on a Monday between 8am and 3pm or Wednesday between 8am and 4pm.



The ‘Doddle’ website provides curriculum resources to students in all Key Stages.
You can find a link to it under the 'Students' tab above.



Use this CEOP link if you are:

a student suffering cyberbullying or on-line exploitation
a parent/carer or teacher wanting information and resources
anyone needing to report abuse.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and On-line Protection), is the country's leading organisation dealing with child exploitation and on-line bullying.



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